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Newton Figured Out How Tree Sap Rises

February 9th, 2015

Episode 191 of 602 episodes

Buried in one of Isaac Newton's college notebooks is a page on which he fairly accurately theorizes on the process of transpiration in plants, two centuries before the concept was elucidated. Karen Hopkin reports

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